With the dawning of a new year and the promise of new resolutions, an email hit my inbox about keeping a food diary. I really didn't think this was necessary because we eat healthy, prepare our own food, skip desserts, listen to health programs, and are within the body mass index guidelines, but the email piqued my interest. After all, I love statistics and thought this would be fun! So I found a phone app and started a food diary.
Oh my. Within three days it became blatantly obvious that we eat way too much fruit which is causing us to consume way too much sugar. Even "natural" sugar has a limit, I learned. Now I'm sorry I even got into this food diary thing . . . or am I?
There was a reason I got the email. There was a reason I started the food diary. There was a reason I saw the results. Now there is a reason to change.
How many times do we see something and avoid it because it makes us uncomfortable? How often do we think a situation will go a certain way only to have it turn a different way? How frequently do we meet someone who "turns us off" and then that person becomes our best friend?
Ecclesiastes 3:1 reminds us "There is an appointed time for everything, and a time for every affair under the heavens." We need to look at every situation placed before us, both the good and the bad, the positive and the negative, as an opportunity. This is my opportunity now.
Heavenly Father, thank you for setting before me these circumstances so that I am given the opportunity to change. May I always seek Your clear and precise path. Amen.
"Looking at little life moments with a spiritual eye."